ETHEL SMYTH (1858-1944): Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 7, AMY BEACH (1867-1944): Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 34, Romance in A, Op. 23, Invocation, Op. 55, CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896): 3 Romanzen, Op. 22.
Catalogue Number: 03U039
Reference: CHAN 20030
Description: Tasmin Little and Chandos continue their current collaboration. The least-recorded work here is Smyth's 1887 sonata, panned by German critics and called "unnatural" by Joachim. It has its moments of forward-looking austerity in its first movement but if its third movement Romanze were by a famous male composer, the sonata would be a repertoire staple (its finale is hard to get out of one's head too). Tasmin Little (violin), John Lenehan (piano).